• Paradox - something that appears to be contradictory. Paradox - "I have scars which wound no blade has felt" Symbol Paradox - "The light darkened our mood"
  • God is omniscient (all-knowing), so he knows the future. God is omnipotent (all powerful) too Does he have the power to change the way he knows the future will turn out?
  • We went to war because we of a womp.
  • The global paradox of feast and famine! View the article in Scientific American:
  • A paradox is a situation in which something seems both true and false A pair-a-socks is a rare and exiting thing to find...
  • "I always lie"!
  • 1) I always lie. 2) Everyone is completely unique, just like everyone else. 3) (A famous one) The Grandfather paradox: If you somehow went back in time and killed your grandfather before he had your parents, what would happen? He'd die, thus meaning your parents (and you) weren't born, but then you couldn't have gone back in time to kill him, so he'd be alive, but then... etc etc : P 4) What would happen if an immovable object was struck by an unstoppable force?
  • Contradictions. Or two boat launches.
  • The classic one where 1 twin travelling through space at near the speed of light returns to find his twin dead for thousands of years...because of the different rates of aging.
  • If a man goes back in time to before he was born and kills both his parents, will he ever be born to kll them in the first place as his parents are both dead? and if he was never born did his parents die?
  • Child is Father of the Man - Wordsworth.
  • The classic is traveling back in time and changing the events that lead to your birth. If you prevent yourself from being born, you cannot travel in time, and there for cannot prevent yourself from being born...freeing you to travel in time, to prevent yourself from asking this question....
  • Chinese finger traps. The more you try to pull your fingers out the tighter they get. But when you stop fighting and relax it releases your fingers. A good metaphor for life.
  • The Liar's Paradox, which I recently pointed out elsewhere. Below is a variation. THE NEXT STATEMENT IS TRUE. THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT IS FALSE.
  • car travaling at speed of light turns on headlights...
  • a smart man. or is that an oxymoron?
  • Lots of excellent examples here. But it is well to remember that every paradox contains a flaw. Examples: 1) "This statement is false." Fails to recognize that the statement has no inherent true or false value. 2)"Kill my grandfather to prevent my own birth." Ignores the evidence presented by your existence that any attempt to do that is doomed to failure. 3)"When an irresistible force meets an immovable object." Assumes that the irresitible fource is trying to move the immovable object, and that destroying the immovable object is the same thing as moving it, and finally, assumes that the irresistable force and the immovable object can, in reality, both exist. - You can also prove with algebra that 1=2. But even those who cannot find the flaw in the proof recognize that it just ain't so!
  • here are some: "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Each new power won by man is a power over man as well. Each advance leaves him weaker as well as stronger.-C. S. Lewis I tell you, in heaven there will be more rejoicing over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine souls that are justified, and have no need of repentance. -Luke 15:6-7
  • I'm lying to you.
  • A married couple when each is a Ph.D.
  • its when you have 2 dox.
  • It will end in condradiction!!
  • the light side of dark.........
  • an uncommon paradox dealing with reality is... a man dreamt he was a butterfly. When he awoke he could see that he was a man. But was he a man who dreamt he was a butterfly of a butterfly dreaming he was a man?

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